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 Post subject: My first concert
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:01 pm 
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One of my friends (drummer) invited me to go on stage with them in the middle of a concert... I took my camera and here I copy a few, I wanted to share with you all...

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:46 am 
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Hi Camut,

Great photos. I suppose you used the 50mm :). I tried to shoot at the concert but it was to dark, and I only had 3.5-5.6 lenses :(. It's frustrating.

Congrats once again for your photos.

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Those are great shots Camut!!

Colors, clarity, composition - all sweet!! Nicely done Senor! Tell the drummer-dude that he looks like he is in a Blueman concert on that picture..lol.

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Thanks for the comments guys!

Well, in fact I used the 50mm mostly between f2-2.2. The problem was using a fixed lens and moving around without being noticed.

I also used manual exposure @ ISO 1600 so I could use high speed to capture action (sometimes was very tough to measure light). Once again, I cannot complain about noise @ ISO1600.
I guess that using a 70-200mm f2.8 would have been more practical, but I have to save a lot to buy one :oops:

I regret not having a decent wide angle to show the stage, it was really cool.

If you want to check the other shots you're most invited to visit my flickr.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 5:18 am 
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Camut wrote:
I guess that using a 70-200mm f2.8 would have been more practical, but I have to save a lot to buy one


I've been lucky enough to have access to one to shoot a few small concerts and open mics and you would not believe how much more convenient it is. That said, shooting with a fast prime is also great because it forces you to really get creative with your composition (as you clearly did). Had you been shooting with a fast zoom, you probably wouldn't have come home with so many killer shots to show us!

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So I checked your flickr site, many great pics indeed, but there are a few not even worth mentioning, get them out, it ruins the whole thing.

Keep up the good work!!!
but don't just put anything on the net.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 8:20 pm 
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Palieter wrote:
So I checked your flickr site, many great pics indeed, but there are a few not even worth mentioning, get them out, it ruins the whole thing.

Keep up the good work!!!
but don't just put anything on the net.


:lol: you're quite sincere!

Well, I accept what you're saying, but the ugly photos have a reason to be there. If you check them all, you can see some evolution on my work. Sometimes I go back and see what I did few months ago, just to remember not to make the same mistakes. Flickr is also a depository not of a pro work, but my student work, so there is no way everything is perfect.

In the other hand, I'm about to publish my own web page. You can bet I'll put the best I got in there. My goal is to go pro sometime in the future (close) and I just began shooting my portfolio. Nothing is on Flickr yet, but definitely I could take some photos from there.

Anyways, thanks for your words. It makes me realize that I have to work harder :D

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Hey, I dump anything and everything on the net.

its a great place to do it, arguably the best!

I feel that if its half decent, upload it, if its totally blurred, out of focus, etc. then maybe not.

The best stuff isn't for a computer screen, thats why you get stuff printed; costs nothing to display it on my computer screen, printing costs money.

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DD_nVidia wrote:
Hey, I dump anything and everything on the net.

its a great place to do it, arguably the best!

I feel that if its half decent, upload it, if its totally blurred, out of focus, etc. then maybe not.

The best stuff isn't for a computer screen, thats why you get stuff printed; costs nothing to display it on my computer screen, printing costs money.


I can tell you that I use Flickr to share with my classmates, teachers and friends. I agree with you that if it is half decent should be on the net, just to share with someone else. Maybe is not there to win a contest, but to show the good and bad things of your work and from there, make corrections.

In the end, I know I have some "not good" photos but I hope to get better.

Constructive comments will always be received with open arms.

For Palieter, you are invited to go back to my Flickr and make your constructive comments on the photos you consider not worthy of mentioning.

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No that's ok,

the problem, my problem is I look at a lot of sites to see wath other photo... lovers are doing and how they do it.
But if you put anything one, it takes away a lot of the time I have.
But the ones you put in your post are just superbe by me (y)

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